Instantly recognizable from it's first 15 seconds as the sample for Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", Edwin Birdsong's "Cola Bottle Baby" is straight up insatiable, late '70s fire. Seriously, just listen to a clip and I'll bet you'll feel some wave of nostalgia for this cut. The single bears the defining hallmarks of "jazz-funk" but is an amalgamation of pop, disco, funk and early electro - with it's quacked-out bass synth and ringing ride cymbal grounded with the funky bass and electrifying key - there's no wonder how Birdsong went on to collaborate with Roy Ayers. The B-side cut, "Freaky Deaky Sities" is even more bouncy, take note disco-heads. It's a power play of a 12" for the dancefloor, sure to get bodies moving and groovin'. Officially remastered and reissued for the first time on 12" vinyl. Released by Philadelphia International Records.
- officially remastered
- reissued for first time
- music label: Philadelphia International Records 2019
reviewed by Ralphy Corduroy2/2019
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